Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I completed an MA in German Literature at the University of Washington in 2001, and a PhD in German Sociolinguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. My research interests mainly reside in the field of sociolinguistics: perceptual dialectology, pluricentric languages (with a focus on Austrian German), language standardization and codification, and language variation. In addition to teaching, I enjoy exploring new venues of instructional technology, exercising, home brewing, hiking, fishing the many streams of Upstate NY, writing plays, reading all kinds of literature, and taking my two dachshunds for walks.
Selection of Courses Taught at Ithaca College
German 350: Contemporary German-Language Film
German 327: German Conversation and Stylistics
German 309: Introduction to German Literature
German 303: German Civilization
German 316: Modern German Drama: Controversial Plays of the 20th Century
Linguistics 210: Uncovering English: Sociocultural, Ideological, and Historical Perspectives
Linguistics 275: Introduction to Sociolinguistic Inquiry & Methods
Linguistics 232: Introduction to Linguistics
Anthropology 290: Sociocultural Linguistics
Critical Thought and Expression Across the Curriculum
Ithaca Cultural Encounters
Austrian Standard German: Biography of a National Variety of German. LINCOM Europa Academic Publishing. (Manuscript submitted)
Technolingualism: Language and technology in dialogue. Bloomsbury Academic Press.
Textures: pour approfondir la communication orale et étrite (Textures: Developing Oral and Written Communication). Yale University Press.
See CV for List of Publications and Presentations